Barack and Michelle Obama to produce movies, series with Netflix

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: May 22, 2018, 07:42 AM(IST)

File photo of Michelle Obama and Barack Obama. Photograph:( Reuters )

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According to Reuters, the deal suggests a wider post-White House public role for the Obamas than is typical

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year agreement with video streaming giant Netflix Inc to produce films and series.

Netflix posted on its official Twitter account confirming the same adding that the agreement with the Obamas potentially includes "scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features," under the name Higher Ground Productions.

"President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features," read the tweet. 

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According to Reuters, the deal suggests a wider post-White House public role for the Obamas than is typical.

Netflix currently enjoys close to 125 million subscribers worldwide, the collaboration will give the Obamas a voice outside of the traditional public speaking, books and charity work that recent ex-presidents have relied on.

"One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience," Barack Obama said in a statement.

"That's why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix - we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world," he added.

(With inputs from Reuters

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